• History of Reykjavik/Iceland in Around 5 Minutes

    Reddit link - https://www.reddit.com/r/Iceland/comments/4r1cm7/i_made_a_5_minute_video_about_the_history_of/ Thank you to VoiceofTheMattress on reddit for pointing out mistakes in the video.

    published: 03 Jul 2016
  • Reykjavik Rising

    In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is now known as the “Pots and Pans Revolution”. In response to widespread media silence and a growing global trend towards people-led movements, this documentary explores how and why the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed by their government following the crisis of 2008 and how they forced their government to resign in an attempt to forge a new political path. Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a c...

    published: 11 Sep 2015
  • Sunny Iceland 1950s

    The history and culture of Iceland in the 1950's.Footage from this subject is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com

    published: 27 May 2008
  • History of murals street art in Reykjavík

    A slide show about murals and artist in Reykjavík.

    published: 25 Apr 2015
  • Intro & Reykjavik - ICELAND Narrated Vacation Documentary - PART 1

    Part 1 Begins @2:36 This is Part 1 of 4 of the Iceland Vacation Documentary. In early August 2015 my family traveled to Iceland - this documentary shares my experience with video footage and my own thoughts with narration. We traveled on several tours to see as much as possible in one week. Part 1 is about Reykjavik the capital city, Part 2 is about the Golden Circle Tour, Part 3 is about the Blue Lagoon and Whale Watching, and Part 4 is about the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

    published: 23 Nov 2015
  • Reykjavík || All About the Reykjavík || History || Landmarks || celebirities || Films shooted

    Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland.The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Norsemen is believed to have been established at Reykjavík by Ingólfur Arnarson from Norway around AD 870. lAND MARKS AND POPULER PLACES: Perlan Iceland Restaurant, sun voyager Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland, Harpa Concert Hall, Blue Lagoon Iceland Northern Lights, reykjavík nightlife SUBSCRIBE OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPM24vnWOCjKAejRGbw8bxw Follow Us At https://www.facebook.com/ALL-IN-ONE

    published: 02 May 2017
  • ICELAND - Islands Documentary

    Island Of Iceland Documentary Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the ...

    published: 01 Mar 2017
  • 7 Facts about Iceland

    The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik and the population is a mere 330 thousand. What are the things that you can do in Iceland? What do you know about this country? Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Iceland. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Did you know that, according to the 2012 Global Peace Index, Iceland is officially the most peaceful country in the world? The index looks at things like violent cr...

    published: 08 Jul 2015
  • Documentary Of Iceland 2016 Beauty and Culture of Iceland

    The Republic of Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago ha...

    published: 24 Oct 2016
  • REYKJAVIK'S MAYOR RAN AS A JOKE, AND WON THE ELECTION

    When Iceland's banking system collapsed in 2008, people were understandably angry. The crisis almost destroyed the remote North Atlantic nation. But Icelanders, who have survived plenty over the course of their history—including volcanic eruptions, invasions and harsh weather—fought back. Sick of politics-as-usual, a new and dramatically unconventional movement emerged to challenge the status quo. Iceland is tiny. Just 320,000 people inhabit the entire island, and as Vocativ found on our recent visit to Reykjavik, momentum builds quite quickly when a few people decide to take on the establishment. "We're like the canary in the coal mine," one Icelandic politician says. Iceland has a proud history of freedom and activism. (The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks has been particularly active ther...

    published: 28 Oct 2013
  • Reykjavik Rising Trailer

    In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is now known as the “Pots and Pans Revolution”. In response to widespread media silence and a growing global trend towards people-led movements, this documentary explores how and why the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed by their government following the crisis of 2008 and how they forced their government to resign in an attempt to forge a new political path. Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a c...

    published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Reykjavik -Capital of Iceland

    Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital, is renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s dramatic landscape is the volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa.

    published: 05 Jul 2015
  • A Child's Perspective on Visiting Iceland

    Thinking of Taking Your Kids to Iceland? Here is an 8 year-old's perspective on why he loved visiting Iceland. It is great for kids with tons of outdoor activities, friendly people, healthy food and so much more. Waterfalls, icebergs, hot spas, heated pools and great fun for the family in Iceland whether you are just in Reykjavik or other places in Iceland. Filmed in Snaefellsjokull, Iceland Copyright Mark Wolters 2016 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About Iceland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP7xQqL3iDs 5 Things You Will Love & Hate about Reykjavik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EsSXu7_bx4 USA Today & 10Best's #1 Independent Travel Videographer 2014 FlipKey by TripAdvisor Top 10 Travel Bloggers 2014 Find More Videos At: http://www.woltersworld.com Subscribe to Wolters World on...

    published: 19 Mar 2016
  • Saga Museum :: Reykjavik, Iceland

    A little edit of my trip to the Saga Museum to learn about the history of Icelanders. Music by Wardruna

    published: 27 Nov 2016
  • The Dollop Podcast #252 - Icelandic History Live from Reykjavik

    Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds are joined by Icelandic comedian Hugeikur Dagsson - dagsson.com ---- SUBCRIBE - https://goo.gl/IadIxt The Dollop is a podcast I started recently with comedian Gareth Reynolds. We discuss one small topic or person from American history.

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Reykjavik, Iceland

    Recorded September 6, 2008. Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's most northern national capital. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay. With a population of around 120,000 (and over 200,000 in the Greater Reykjavik Area) it is the heart of Iceland's economic and governmental activity. As a highly modernized capital of one of the most developed countries in the world, its inhabitants enjoy a first-class welfare system and city infrastructure. Its location, only slightly south of the Arctic Circle, receives only four hours of daylight on the shortest day in the depth of winter; during the summer the nights are almost as bright as the days. The video begins as we sail into the Reykjavi...

    published: 14 Apr 2009
History of Reykjavik/Iceland in Around 5 Minutes

History of Reykjavik/Iceland in Around 5 Minutes

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Reddit link - https://www.reddit.com/r/Iceland/comments/4r1cm7/i_made_a_5_minute_video_about_the_history_of/ Thank you to VoiceofTheMattress on reddit for pointing out mistakes in the video.
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Reykjavik Rising

Reykjavik Rising

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2015
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In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is now known as the “Pots and Pans Revolution”. In response to widespread media silence and a growing global trend towards people-led movements, this documentary explores how and why the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed by their government following the crisis of 2008 and how they forced their government to resign in an attempt to forge a new political path. Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a constitution that had been created through a popular grassroots movement. Through this we explore the Icelanders' story of their nation and their revolution but also what lessons can be learned globally from their experiences. In light of a growing international trend towards grassroots movements crossing over into mainstream politics. This documentary is a timely portrayal of one such movement and their struggle to change the face of democracy. FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS: Premiere - Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival - 18th July 2015 Reel News event – Stoke Newington, London - 10th September 2015 Positive Money (Hammersmith Group) Film Screening - December 2015 Cinematters event – Dalston, London - 3rd January 2016 Observatoire Diversité Culturelle – Les Lilas, Paris - 20th January 2016 Positive Money (Edinburgh Group) Film Screening, Brass Monkey, Edinburgh - 22nd March 2016 New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival – 26th April 2016 Institute of Possibility, San Francisco - May 2016 Norwich Radical Film Festival - 13th July Seventh Annual Conference in Promoting Political Economy, Lisbon - 7th September 2016 Cine Pobre Film Festival, La Paz, Mexico - 18th October 2016 Document One International Human Rights Film Festival, Glasgow - 23rd October Please contact us if you would like to arrange a screening.
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Sunny Iceland 1950s

Sunny Iceland 1950s

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  • Updated: 27 May 2008
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The history and culture of Iceland in the 1950's.Footage from this subject is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com
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History of murals street art in Reykjavík

History of murals street art in Reykjavík

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  • Updated: 25 Apr 2015
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A slide show about murals and artist in Reykjavík.
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Intro & Reykjavik - ICELAND Narrated Vacation Documentary - PART 1

Intro & Reykjavik - ICELAND Narrated Vacation Documentary - PART 1

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  • Updated: 23 Nov 2015
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Part 1 Begins @2:36 This is Part 1 of 4 of the Iceland Vacation Documentary. In early August 2015 my family traveled to Iceland - this documentary shares my experience with video footage and my own thoughts with narration. We traveled on several tours to see as much as possible in one week. Part 1 is about Reykjavik the capital city, Part 2 is about the Golden Circle Tour, Part 3 is about the Blue Lagoon and Whale Watching, and Part 4 is about the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
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Reykjavík || All About the Reykjavík || History || Landmarks || celebirities || Films shooted

Reykjavík || All About the Reykjavík || History || Landmarks || celebirities || Films shooted

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  • Updated: 02 May 2017
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Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland.The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Norsemen is believed to have been established at Reykjavík by Ingólfur Arnarson from Norway around AD 870. lAND MARKS AND POPULER PLACES: Perlan Iceland Restaurant, sun voyager Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland, Harpa Concert Hall, Blue Lagoon Iceland Northern Lights, reykjavík nightlife SUBSCRIBE OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPM24vnWOCjKAejRGbw8bxw Follow Us At https://www.facebook.com/ALL-IN-ONE
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ICELAND - Islands Documentary

ICELAND - Islands Documentary

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  • Updated: 01 Mar 2017
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Island Of Iceland Documentary Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate. According to Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in the year 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, immigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls of Gaelic origin. The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblies. Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century. In 1814, it came under the rule of Denmark, during which a distinct Icelandic national identity emerged. This culminated in independence in 1918 and the founding of a republic in 1944. Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture, and was among the poorest in Europe. Industrialisation of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity, and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing. Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks high in economic, political and social stability and equality. In 2013, it was ranked as the 13th most-developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index.[6] Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy. Affected by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, the nation's entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. Many bankers were jailed, and the economy has made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism. Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation's Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Germanic and Gaelic settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country's cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, its lightly armed coast guard being in charge of defence. Settlement and Commonwealth 874–1262 According to both Landnámabók and Íslendingabók, Celtic monks known as the Papar lived in Iceland before Scandinavian settlers arrived, possibly members of a Hiberno-Scottish mission. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed the ruins of a cabin in Hafnir on the Reykjanes peninsula. Carbon dating indicates that it was abandoned sometime between 770 and 880.[17] In 2016, archeologists uncovered a longhouse in Stöðvarfjörður that has been dated to as early as the year 800. Swedish Viking explorer Garðar Svavarsson was the first to circumnavigate Iceland in 870 and establish that it was an island. He stayed over winter and built a house in Húsavík. Garðar departed the following summer but one of his men, Náttfari, decided to stay behind with two slaves. Náttfari settled in what is now known as Náttfaravík and he and his slaves became the first permanent residents of Iceland. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland
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7 Facts about Iceland

7 Facts about Iceland

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  • Updated: 08 Jul 2015
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The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik and the population is a mere 330 thousand. What are the things that you can do in Iceland? What do you know about this country? Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Iceland. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Did you know that, according to the 2012 Global Peace Index, Iceland is officially the most peaceful country in the world? The index looks at things like violent crime, political instability and the percentage of people in prison. Locals are so comfortable with how safe their country is that they’re more than happy to leave their babies outside shops and restaurants while they’re inside. 2. There are no surnames or family names in Iceland. There are exceptions to this. There are a few family names in Iceland, mostly Danish. For the majority of Icelanders people have a last name that is comprised from their father's (or mother's) first name with the addition of -dóttir (-daughter) or –son. This means that a member of a family will have a different last name to both of their parents and their siblings of a different gender. 3. An 18th-century volcanic eruption almost forced the abandonment of the country. For eight months in 1783 and 1784, the catastrophic Laki eruption spewed forth 30 billion tons of lava and hundreds of millions of tons of ash and sulfuric acid. The toxic fog poisoned Iceland’s plants and vegetation and decimated its crops. The resulting “Haze Famine” killed 9,000 people—a fifth of the country’s population—and led the Danish government to briefly consider evacuating the island’s remaining residents to Denmark. 4. Icelandic television was not broadcast on Thursdays until 1987. Iceland’s government-run television station, which began broadcasting in 1966 and was the country’s sole channel for 20 years, went dark every Thursday until 1987 in order to promote human interaction. It also did not broadcast during the vacation month of July until 1983. 5. Because of its northerly position, the sun shines in Iceland nearly 24 hours a day during the peak of summer. In mid-winter, the area experiences the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) phenomenon on clear nights, and it’s only light about four to five hours each day. 6. Icelandic horses are one of Iceland’s natural treasures. There are over 80,000 Icelandic horses in the country, known for their friendly,docile nature and unique fifth gait. The horses are so beloved, and their purity and bloodlines so protected, that no other horses can enter the country and once an Icelandic horse leaves, it can never return. 7. While very close to Danish and Norwegian, the Icelandic language remains totally unique. Words with far too many consonants abound, and syllables seem to just blur together. Unlike other languages that have changed drastically over the centuries, Icelandic remains very close to its original roots. A Bible from the early 1500s (the first one printed in Icelandic, which can be found in a folk museum in Skógar) can still easily be read by Icelanders today. More Info: http://thetravelhack.com/iceland/12-things-didnt-know-iceland/ https://guidetoiceland.is/history-culture/the-10-weirdest-things-about-icelanders http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-should-know-about-iceland http://www.whygoiceland.com/25-things-you-didnt-know-about-iceland.html http://www.dangerous-business.com/2012/03/14-fun-facts-about-iceland/ Music: Steve Combs – Rockford Remix http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://www.helpingbrainz.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Helping-Brainz-Peace-Mission.jpg http://wowair.us/media/archive/co.uk/magazine/2012/10/wow-air-imagine-peace-tower.jpg http://www.icelandicroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Tryggvi-Viking-Festival.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Laki,_Iceland_2012-07_F.JPG http://www.i-fink.com/wp-content/uploads/iceland-volcano.jpg http://cdn1.tion.ro/2015/06/cable-tv-no-signal-generic.jpg http://www.bandt.com.au/information/uploads/2014/10/old-tv-1260x840.jpg http://unlockingkiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/015.jpg http://unlockingkiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/IMG_3404.jpg http://www.upnairobi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/by_psykz-d4alc8l.gif https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/IcelandicHorseInWinter.jpg http://www.wildwomenexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/icelandic_horse.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Icelandic_handwriting.JPG http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Icelandic_Text_Extract.jpg
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Documentary Of Iceland 2016 Beauty and Culture of Iceland

Documentary Of Iceland 2016 Beauty and Culture of Iceland

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  • Updated: 24 Oct 2016
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The Republic of Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate. According to Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in the year 874 CE when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, immigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls of Gaelic origin. The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblies. Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century. In 1814, it came under the rule of Denmark, during which a distinct Icelandic national identity emerged. This culminated in independence in 1918 and the founding of a republic in 1944. Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture, and was among the poorest in Europe. Industrialisation of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity, and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing. Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks high in economic, political and social stability and equality. In 2013, it was ranked as the 13th most-developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index. Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy. Affected by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, the nation's entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. Many bankers were jailed, and the economy has made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism. Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation's Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Germanic and Gaelic settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country's cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, its lightly armed coast guard being in charge of defence. Don't forget to like, comment or subscribe. Share this video if you like.
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REYKJAVIK'S MAYOR RAN AS A JOKE, AND WON THE ELECTION

REYKJAVIK'S MAYOR RAN AS A JOKE, AND WON THE ELECTION

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When Iceland's banking system collapsed in 2008, people were understandably angry. The crisis almost destroyed the remote North Atlantic nation. But Icelanders, who have survived plenty over the course of their history—including volcanic eruptions, invasions and harsh weather—fought back. Sick of politics-as-usual, a new and dramatically unconventional movement emerged to challenge the status quo. Iceland is tiny. Just 320,000 people inhabit the entire island, and as Vocativ found on our recent visit to Reykjavik, momentum builds quite quickly when a few people decide to take on the establishment. "We're like the canary in the coal mine," one Icelandic politician says. Iceland has a proud history of freedom and activism. (The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks has been particularly active there.) Today one of the most popular politicians in the country is the Reykjavik mayor, former punk rocker and comedian Jón Gnarr. And this year, the Pirate Party, a political organization dedicated to Internet freedom and government transparency, won three seats in Iceland's parliament—the biggest election victory for the Pirate movement that began in Sweden more than seven years ago. (It should be noted that the government is still dominated by a center-right coalition, the same bunch largely blamed for the banking collapse.) They are self-styled politicians for the Internet age. Independent of spirit, like their Viking ancestors. Meet Iceland's punk politicians. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ
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Reykjavik Rising Trailer

Reykjavik Rising Trailer

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  • Updated: 01 Sep 2015
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In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is now known as the “Pots and Pans Revolution”. In response to widespread media silence and a growing global trend towards people-led movements, this documentary explores how and why the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed by their government following the crisis of 2008 and how they forced their government to resign in an attempt to forge a new political path. Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a constitution that had been created through a popular grassroots movement. Through this we explore the Icelanders' story of their nation and their revolution but also what lessons can be learned globally from their experiences. In light of a growing international trend towards grassroots movements crossing over into mainstream politics. This documentary is a timely portrayal of one such movement and their struggle to change the face of democracy. FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS: Premiere - Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival - 18th July 2015 Reel News event – Stoke Newington, London - 10th September 2015 Positive Money (Hammersmith Group) Film Screening - December 2015 Cinematters event – Dalston, London - 3rd January 2016 Observatoire Diversité Culturelle – Les Lilas, Paris - 20th January 2016 Positive Money (Edinburgh Group) Film Screening, Brass Monkey, Edinburgh - 22nd March 2016 New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival – 26th April 2016 Institute of Possibility, San Francisco - May 2016 Norwich Radical Film Festival - 13th July Seventh Annual Conference in Promoting Political Economy, Lisbon - 7th September 2016 Cine Pobre Film Festival, La Paz, Mexico - 18th October 2016 Document One International Human Rights Film Festival, Glasgow - 23rd October Please contact us if you would like to arrange a screening.
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Reykjavik -Capital of Iceland

Reykjavik -Capital of Iceland

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Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital, is renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s dramatic landscape is the volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa.
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A Child's Perspective on Visiting Iceland

A Child's Perspective on Visiting Iceland

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Thinking of Taking Your Kids to Iceland? Here is an 8 year-old's perspective on why he loved visiting Iceland. It is great for kids with tons of outdoor activities, friendly people, healthy food and so much more. Waterfalls, icebergs, hot spas, heated pools and great fun for the family in Iceland whether you are just in Reykjavik or other places in Iceland. Filmed in Snaefellsjokull, Iceland Copyright Mark Wolters 2016 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About Iceland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP7xQqL3iDs 5 Things You Will Love & Hate about Reykjavik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EsSXu7_bx4 USA Today & 10Best's #1 Independent Travel Videographer 2014 FlipKey by TripAdvisor Top 10 Travel Bloggers 2014 Find More Videos At: http://www.woltersworld.com Subscribe to Wolters World on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/woltersworld Follow Us At http://www.facebook.com/woltersworld http://www.twitter.com/woltersworld http://www.instagram.com/woltersworld
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Saga Museum :: Reykjavik, Iceland

Saga Museum :: Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Updated: 27 Nov 2016
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A little edit of my trip to the Saga Museum to learn about the history of Icelanders. Music by Wardruna
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The Dollop Podcast #252 - Icelandic History   Live from Reykjavik

The Dollop Podcast #252 - Icelandic History Live from Reykjavik

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  • Updated: 08 Jun 2017
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Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds are joined by Icelandic comedian Hugeikur Dagsson - dagsson.com ---- SUBCRIBE - https://goo.gl/IadIxt The Dollop is a podcast I started recently with comedian Gareth Reynolds. We discuss one small topic or person from American history.
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Updated: 14 Apr 2009
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Recorded September 6, 2008. Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's most northern national capital. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay. With a population of around 120,000 (and over 200,000 in the Greater Reykjavik Area) it is the heart of Iceland's economic and governmental activity. As a highly modernized capital of one of the most developed countries in the world, its inhabitants enjoy a first-class welfare system and city infrastructure. Its location, only slightly south of the Arctic Circle, receives only four hours of daylight on the shortest day in the depth of winter; during the summer the nights are almost as bright as the days. The video begins as we sail into the Reykjavik harbour on the Sea Princess. After disembarking the ship most of my time was spent outside the city and there was no time to see much of the city itself. So this video is limited to what I could see from the bus window as we drove through the town. We did get to stop briefly at one place in town, Perlan (English: The Pearl). It is 84.3 feet high. Perlan is situated on the hill Öskjuhlíð where there had been hot water storage tanks for decades. In 1991 the tanks were updated and a hemispherical structure placed on top. There is a viewing deck on the fourth floor where you get a nice view of the city. The video concludes as we sail away on the Sea Princess. From: http://timvp.com
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